1) 5 min I really expected you to be good here even though the block bet on the turn screams value. I liked how you narrowed the range to 3 combos of AQ based on 50% folds then 2 Qs on the board.
2) 10min - With 33 on Q43hh wish I saw more coaches 3bet with sets instead of just calling to protect their range. So many action killing turns that recs slow down on but would stack off hands like AcQc thinking you have a flush draw or KQ.
3) 20:30 with AdQd on Ah8h2h-Ac when you face the quarter pot turn in a 4 bet pot do you have any regrets? Im usually jamming this spot as well based on what you said, hope they have KhKx - ThTx and call off. Only concern really would be KhQh-KhJh and AxKh so only 4-5 combos. Looking back at it would you play the turn differently?
4) 22min AKo when you face a jam would solver rather Jam AQo or A5s? Thought AQo would have better blockers and having 2 overs vs JJ TT region is pretty nice. I usually see coaches Jam A5s-A4s and fold AQo though.
5) 23:30 pretty sure turn is just a call. You blocker the weaker part of the range and unblock stronger hands. Would suck to get 3 bet jammed on here by QQ. Pretty you can XR flop pure though as an exploit.
6) 26:30 thought AxKc would be bad combo to shove? You do block 1 combo of KcQc but Also block KTc KJc. At least not AcKx though. Agree getting JJ-99 to fold.
Enjoyed the video with tons of hands.
Jan. 20, 2021 | 2:38 a.m.
Dealt to Hero: Qc Qd
UTG Calls $0.10, HJ Folds, CO Calls $0.10, BTN Calls $0.10, HERO Calls
$0.05, BB Checks
And, I take this spot to put QQ into a sb call mw that I believe maximizes the value of the hand here, while limiting my exposure OOP.
Really advanced stuff will add this to my tool box.
Jan. 20, 2021 | 12:53 a.m.
I very much appreciate you using black background and white font! Much easier on my eyes.
Video is a follow up to Qing Yang recent video on cbetting paired boards. Nice to see turn strategy to go with it. The high frequency cbet and low frequency barrel reminded me of his video.
1) 24min why are weaker QX checking turn? Said something about middling pairs getting value from mid pairs and blocking oop continue range? Wouldn't trip Qs get a lot of value from that range?
34min K722 I know we get to the turn with a wide range and not a lot of 2x in either players range, but shocking to see such a low betting frequency there. This is a card I am barreling a lot because a lot of 7x and middling pairs have to fold or back door draws just bricked. I think as an exploit can barrel here really aggressively and just give up on the river. Really shocked to see so many checks here. I can see checking back a lot of weaker KX but still want to bet a lot of my air here to get oop air to fold.
35:30 I am also playing Q755 very incorrectly! I know QJ-Q9 need some protection but usually I am trying to polarize turns so betting a lot of my stronger AQ KQ hands and checking back weaker QX. I might have to watch this video again. My strategy seems backwards!
Jan. 18, 2021 | 11:26 p.m.
1) 6:30 with 88 on 863ss. BTN vs CO 3bet pot. When Henry Lister face a XR, I always wanna 3 bet this spot even with top set because of scare cards if opponent has JJ-99 region and an ace falls on the turn, he will slow down. Where he might stack off those hands on the flop. I am going off the premise lower stake players are more value oriented and less bluff heavy (merged), so want to just pile money in against them when we have value and not worry about protecting our calling range.
2) 25:50 AQo CO vs MP when you face a 4bet in this pool, I thought AQo would be closer to a pure fold given the lack of aggression factor. Then with a 1 SPR not going to realize equity very often. Are we calling just to continue on a flop like JT8 or flop a pair and hope villain spazzes? About 2 minutes previously you mentioned UTG can 4 bet AQo vs your CO JJ, but treat it as a 4 bet or fold and never call spot. I have a hard time distinguishing between IP and OOP calling range in such low SPR spots. In layman's terms why is AQo OOP (UTG VS CO) a fold vs a 3 bet and AQo IP a call CO vs MP vs 4 bet? I know position matters, but I would think AQo still dominates some of the 3 bet range making up for lack of position. Where as AQo IP vs 4bet gets dominated a lot.
3) 32:30 Jc4c BTN vs SB. mention check back 6c5d3s and bet + folding without clubs, so Jh4h more of a bet fold, but what about Js4s & Jd4d? I thought having OE + BDFD (to go with the same suite as top pair) would be more of a bet and continue vs a raise?
4) I noticed a lot of half pot sizing being used 1/3 or 1/2 on flop and 1/2 or 3/4 on the turn, but predominately 50% sizing. Is this an exploit? I'm used to seeing turn sizing being polarized with 3/4 to 1.5x.
I think the community as a whole loves your analysis and looks forward to more of these videos. Hopefully see more post audio videos where you are not timing out or rushing the analysis (as you said more relaxed fashion), but I know you do a wide mix of videos. Glad you had fun playing this pool and hopefully see more videos against this pool or student reviews of these lower stakes. Also #2 was my main question if you don't mind going pretty in-depth on that I would REALLY appreciate it! Thank You!
Jan. 18, 2021 | 10:06 p.m.
Apologies Gary Chappell , was listening on my phone and I actually did the 15 seconds back 3x just to make sure I heard it correctly. I guess watching on 1.5x compared to normal can really mess up the hearing. I just listened again to the 23min mark and now I can hear the KJs.
Jan. 18, 2021 | 12:45 p.m.
Jeff_ for cold 4 bet from the blinds did you find anything? One spot I seen Gary say folding KTs BB vs co 2.5 and btn 8bb. But would mix cold 4 with K9s. Are we polarizing cold 4 bets here?
A lot of coaches say check your own solutions or refer to monker and don't wanna share their preflop frequencies or ranges. Little bit annoying on responses like this. I think something like 4 bet polar with 8% of hands would suffice as an answer. Polar being bottom of linear range. So AJs K9s. Guess mixing some cold calls AQs KQs? Then value JJ+ AK. Maybe some A5s A4s. Thinking cold 4 is bottom and top of what a SB 3 bet range looks like vs btn minus some smaller pairs.
Jan. 18, 2021 | 6:37 a.m.
Video should be titled "fold KQo in the SB"
@22min you say when its six handed and EP and MP fold their crappy cards ranges are stronger in later positions with those cards gone. When its 4 handed can open CO wider because those crappy cards are still in play. Very useful piece of information. Curious how much wider hero should open in the CO. If 25-28% is standard, maybe 35% when its 4 handed?
Jan. 18, 2021 | 6:03 a.m.
4:50 KQo SB vs MP 2.5 at what frequency are you 3 betting here? I'm usually close to call or 3bet, but almost never fold unless I face like 3.5x. Around 7:30-7:40 mark 3bet KJo BTN vs CO (low frequency?) and KQo CO vs MP. Is this just more of an exploit from playing IP compared to playing SB? Also later in the video 3bet K9s btn vs MP 2.5x. I don't have monker, so if you can just elaborate a little bit on how you are choosing these 3bets. Thank you.
23min co rfi. Btn 3bet..fold KTs BB. You say fold KTs but will start to 4 bet K9s. Why K9s and not KTs?
37:15 table 2 said interesting river you get to value bet your Ax4s on the AK8JTssss board and expect to get looked up by two pair. Then said will be turning AX into a bluff to get two pairs to fold. Seems to be on both sides of the fence here with 2 pair calling when you have value and folding when you have a bluff?
Jan. 17, 2021 | 11:45 p.m.
Curious about the raise size, the XR frequency seems high, but I guess on these dry boards you are only using 2.5x? Then 3 bet flop look like 2.2x? I'm usually just using a standard 3x and then use 4-5x on flush draw boards. Really surprising that A8o region is check raising the k44 boards or KXo on the Q77. I expected a higher barreling frequency as well, but seems like Turn get very value heavy.
Overall, given people are not check raising this wide, you think best advise for exploit is just bet entire range for 1/3 and barrel high frequency of turns?
Can probably remove the TTT board btw :-P
Jan. 16, 2021 | 9:39 p.m.
14:30 excellent cbet size on 988 given oop should not have a lot of lower SCs in range.
20:30 when Marle block bets river on 522AJ. The 2x and 43s are choosing larger sizing or check raising. Great spot to get people off chops or punish thin value bets.
34:00 The river is a great card on K43ss4x-2s. All the bluffs get there besides 62 and 75. Some fd should xr or bet flop \ turn so BB should have 4x and flush advantage here. Seems like a simple 3\4 triple barrel option with 4x+
34:30 Tariq Haji I don't like the flop XR without an over card to the T. Would wanna block some Tx but also have ability to turn top pair and get value from Tx. A hand like J7d would be much better. Would bucket this as float vs 1\3 and XR turn. Also I think river shove is fine, curious if block bet makes sense with some KT AT hands to target weaker Tx as well as some 99 88 or missed FD AcJc type hands.
40 min what do you think about block betting turn MP vs SB 3BP? SB has linear range but prevents AK from setting their river price and uncaps range as Qx and flushes mostly bet the turn. Denies some equity from AJo ATs TT A5s 99. Seems a little thin but I think block bet makes for a good bet even with overall strategy Qx and flushes as well. Think river fold seems fine given SB linear range. I think some potential raises with JJ to punish thin value bets like KTs KJs AK. Decent candidate to turn into a bluff I think Tariq Haji
Jan. 16, 2021 | 3:45 a.m.
1) It's not an amazing spot to CB big with JJ TT, considering how
often I will have QQ+ in this dynamic.
Sorry a bit out of context. Didn't actually mean a big cbet size. I think in game it was like $32 into $190? like 1/6th (17%) or something. I was thinking 25-33% sizing with TT JJ and I guess 20-25% with KK+ that needs a little less protection.
Rest of what you said makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.
Jan. 14, 2021 | 10:59 p.m.
Hand #1 QQ on 9837r found it interesting if villain range bets flop and range checks turn that calling the shove becomes -EV. In real life dont think many people are check shoving AQs on this turn. More of a question of how many TT JJ hands they have in their range that takes this line. Would think JJ TT mostly wanna use larger cbet sizing oop.
The Jd8d on 7s3d7d8sQs board was interesting bluff choice. Knowing opponent likely has a 7, seems optimistic to expect a fold. On the finding equilibrium does it count blockers? Notice you gave yourself 77 which isn't possible considering opponent has 9h7h. Would remove other hands like 8h7h from range as well. Lastly can you do partial combos? I assume 7cXc wants to raise flop or turn unblocking both fd.
On some PIO sims I know you wanna view how ranges play against each other, but wonder why we don't remove 0ur cards from opponents range to see how their strategy changes. For example the As7s on 965ssAdJc board. Removing both As7s from opponents range takes away a lot of value hands and little bit 0f bluffs. I think removing these cards from opponents range makes it a better call?
Good video overall on the concept, mostly Hh#1 best example imo.
Jan. 14, 2021 | 2:35 p.m.
2: if a REC is opening larger, I like doing the smaller 3b with a
semiwide range, we have a large postflop advantage, which is more of a
factor with larger SPR’s! Exploitatively we can/should 3b larger with
some hands though ;)
On Snowie for a hand I played yesterday KJs CO vs LJ open (5x) which the guy does with basically a HJ range. Snowie is 3betting 2.2x sizing to $22. Think it's more of 3x oop and 2.2x IP?
3: my reason to bet flop instead of check was to induce spazzes, I
don’t mind letting him realize EQ with some draws, if he has enough
random bluffs that follow through. I didn’t really expect many 1 pair
hands like this however
I think we have different experience vs recs. I notice a lot of recs raise the flop because they want a cheaper river. I don't mind your flop bet, just think I would 3bet. What I often see happen is they raise the flop, check back turn when they brick, then just fold if they miss river as well. For example the kc4c where you had like AT on AQ8cc-A board. Guy doesn't bluff the river when he misses. So there flop raise ends up helping them realize equity quite easily when hero doesn't 3 bet flop.
Jan. 13, 2021 | 10:40 p.m.
1) teunuss Are you concerned with only having a 2 SPR here OOP? I am not sure you actually realize that much equity here. Snowie is basically continuing TT+ AK+ and 76s-65s. Doesn't like the other SCs. Also snowie is 5 bet shoving a bunch of AXS. Not sure how good that is?!?!? Snowie is also folding AQs AJs KQs not sure how good advice that is. 24:30 with 87h hero open CO, SB cold call, BB squeeze. You mentioned with low SPR you won't realize your equity. What is the difference besides the 3rd player being in the pot compared to the 87s hand? I am folding personally in both spots, but curious why you call oop and fold IP.
2) How much do multipliers matter compared to creating a low SPR? Example 23:45 you limp 3bet $20 to $55 because IP will have a polar strategy. I play where we have a lot of MW pots in a $1/$2 game and players are pretty merged. If they are opening 5x, what do you think about just 3betting to $25 ($10 to $25) which is still 12.5bb creating a 3.5 SPR. Just using strong broadways that flop top pair and can easily play for stacks given the SPR. Compared to multiplier being $30 (3x IP) and $40 (20bb 4x oop) ?
3) 26:30 How come you don't 3 bet the flop with bottom set vs a rec?
Jan. 13, 2021 | 8:48 a.m.
What's FFs? I actually emailed and messaged RIO 3x. Apparently no one cares. It's so hard to ban this guy! I know I'm out of line as well. Last time they said because he has a subscription of "From the Ground up" so they can't ban him, but if it continues he'll be banned. Been waiting a week for some type of response...
Jan. 12, 2021 | 8:34 a.m.
5:55 I think you can 3bet this flop and get it in without the KhKx in your hand. Then bluff catch with the KhKx in your hand.
8:40 I think this is a medium frequency XR with JJ on the 998 3bet pot MP vs BTN. JJ needs some protection and XR doesn't have to be large either 2.2x to 2.5x. Then can make an exploitable fold if you are 3 bet or villain continues.
10:12 BTN vs SB SRP AQ on 654cc I think you can cbet this board even without a club as SB will have a very broadway dense range.
13:15 with TT on T98Q3 I think when you take a XC-XC-XF line I think the river is a bluff catch. Wish you would of showed this one in the replayer at the end. Seems like too tight of a fold.
18:35 I think you were up against Daniel Negreanu here. "what.. woaahhh!?!?" You made a very strong argument to start playing zone on this hand.
32:10 This was an amazing call! These are the hands that I ask myself "can they see my cards?!?!?!"
37:50 QhQd on the J42Thhdd board that is another very impressive fold. Some times you make these folds seem so easy.
Excellent video! Would like to see more of the 200 zone pool videos. Even if it's just a relayer where you show all the hands you vpip'd then because it's ignition you can see if you got bluffed or made a good fold on each of the replayer hands. Can literally cover like 30 hands in a single video with this process. Your 30 biggest pots of the session.
Jan. 12, 2021 | 8:28 a.m.
You remind me of the movie Blow (Trailer linked) with Johnny Debb. Not that you look like him, but do sound like him in the movie. Is this the life of a high stakes player? Great movie for those who haven't seen it.
Hand #1 14min - The off suite broadways prefer to block more of the top pair region. Holding a (KcQx or KxQc) club blocking the (Ts)4h2d is preferred. Where the suited broadway region prefers to have the BDFD with it at 100% continue. I understand the two overs with BDFD has more equity, but wouldn't KcQc double block the TX region? Probably why KcQc is the only suited broadway raising the flop at a lowish frequency (raise 10%, call 60%, fold 30%). Kinda surprised with the double blockers it is still folding 30% for KcQc. I would think given the wide cbet frequency and very wide shove frequency on the turn, raising the flop more often would be a good exploit? Feels like hero is call / folding too much on the turns.
Hand #2 I like the cbet on the AJ7r double blocking some bdfd that may XR the flop. 22:41 it does appear KhKx is checking around 25% where without a heart checking only 20%. I would probably simplify it and bet 100% without a heart and check back 100% with a heart. Then on later streets KhKx becomes more of a bluff catch and can fold without a heart.
1) Why is QQ better to continue on the AJ7 than KK? If villain is calling with KQ on the flop and not raising but raising QTs, wouldn't you want to unblock QTs?
Hand #5 43min Why is QJs raising more often than KQs on the Q963cc? Would think QJ blocks more bluffs and KQs has more value. Is it just a protection thing from over cards?
For suggestions some recorded session, probably post audio so you can talk through the hands would be appreciated! Don't really need PIO for the hands, just would want to hear the thought process. Maybe PIO 1-2 big pots at the end of the video.
Jan. 12, 2021 | 1:08 a.m.
Great video, enjoyed the walking in the rain metaphor. Only thing I suggest is adding some visuals to the presentation. Power points keep the users attention when you have 10 words or less for bullet points, then some animations. Chris primer does a great job at this. Also DrLuck3 not sure what happened to him!?!?!?
Jan. 10, 2021 | 10:41 p.m.
Krzysztof Slaski What do you think of Pokerbros? Any rake concerns? I know higher levels are 5% at 2bb cap? so $2/4 paying $8 and $3/6 = $12, and $5/10 = $20.
Jan. 10, 2021 | 8 a.m.
ctrlplay The follow through with KT reminded me of Sauce recent video for AT6K board I think it was. He said on the turn given it's a 4 bet pot, Btn vs BB I believe, he has to turn some AXs hands into bluffs because top pair is actually low in his range on this texture. Although I do like your check back, curious how the 3rd barrel performs in practice on ignition.
Also do you prefer 200NL zone over regular tables? I switched from 50NL zone to regular tables and quickly moving up, almost 200NL. Not sure about win rates (hourly) between zone and regular tables and also zone is not always running, so can only play really in the evenings when pool is full.